Coping with the death of a loved one or a loss of any kind can be one of the most challenging experiences people face. In those difficult times, a parish ministry of consolation can be a source of comfort and support to those who have suffered a loss.  We recommend that you reach out to your home parish and meet with a Minister of Consolation or their Bereavement Ministry .  To learn more click here:

If you would like to learn more about starting a Ministry of Consolation at your parish and for upcoming workshops on the ministry at consolation please contact Jorge Mendoza at Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services at 916-840-2177 or

Other Resources

The Whole Person Care Initiative is an initiative of the California Bishops which seeks to ensure that parishioners and patients are accompanied, loved and supported in their serious illness and end-of-life journey. To that end the Initiative will provide each Parish with tools, resources, guidance, trainings and other supports to implement Whole Person Care.

Whole Person Care list website

The purpose of Bereavement Network Resources of Sacramento (BNRS), is to refer bereaved members of the community to an appropriate support group. 

Bereavement Network Resources of Sacramento website:

See copy of Directory here:  Community Bereavement Resource Directory